New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 19, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Mexican ambassador will join Texas Legislative Conference.
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Texas Senate backing suspension of driver’s licenses.
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ApcARangers host Unicorns lf in monumental district
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Vol. 139, No. 88
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (LISPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
March 19, 199t 25 Cents
One Section, 10 Pages
Monday's high iii New Braunfels was 69 degrees and the overnight low was 46. No rain was recorded in the past 24 hours. For more weather information, see Page 2A.
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday’’ today to Brandon Palmer, Billy Strickland, Celia Escobedo, Lorena Falkcnberg, Sonia Marie Moreno and Judy Rodriguez. Belated best wishes to Kelly Brinkkoeter, Bryce Houlton, J J. Houlton, Amber Houlton and Helen Wellman.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Call our receptionist the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.
The Canyon Music Boosters organization has canceled its March meeting, originally scheduled tonight. The next meeting will be April 16, when officers are elected. Marigale Eilers will accept suggestions of candidates who would be interested in serving next year.
Donna Dobberfuhl of Converse will give New Braunfels Art League members a peek into her world of sculpture by way of a slide show at the next meeting tonight at 7 p.m. in the Arts Center, 646 Walnut Square.
She sculpts in several media — bronze, white bronze, brick and fabric — and frequently combines brick and bronze in some of her larger sculptures. The San Antonio River Authority commissioned her to do "River Fantasy," a 4-l/2-by-18-fpot indoor sculpted brick mural.
The meeting is open to the public.
Comal County Texas AAM University Mothers’ Club will host the 24th annual meeting of District VHI Federation of Texas AAM University Mothers’ Oubs March 23. The local club hosted the fust District VHI meeting 24 years ago. Clubs comprising District VHI now are San Antonio, Kerrville, Seguin, Laredo and Eagle Pass.
This year’s event will be at Bavarian Village. Registration is at 9 am. with a coffee and get-acquainted hour to follow. Also on the program is a short business meeting. Entertainment will be provided by Ed Kadlecek and German dancers. A German lunch will be served by Aggie Dads. Cost is $10.
Special guests will be all former local AAM Mothers’ Club presidents as well as Federation officers from around the state. Local president is GayLynn Smith and chairman for the event is Karon Haas. All local Aggie Momes are encouraged to attend. For reservations, call 625-9609 or 629-6304 by today.
EMS annual meeting
The Bulverde-Spring Branch EMS invites the public to the Annual Meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative auditorium. Sign in between 7 and 8 p.m. and the meeting will start at 8 pm. Officers for 1991 will be elected. Tom Vaught’s term is expiring.
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Panel hearing comment on waste
Superintendent could be named by next week
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON New* Editor
SMITHSON VALLEY — After meeting behind closed doors for more than an hour Monday, members of the Comal Independent School Disutci Board of Trustees announced they expect to name a superuuendciu next week.
"There's a good possibility that we will name a superintendent Munday," said Board President Lee Ikels alter the executive session at Smithson Valley High School.
Ikels had not other conunenis other than to say four persons from withui the district applied for the posiuon.
Dr. Aden Tieken was named acting superintendent Jan. IO by the school board while it searched for a permanent superintendent. Tieken recently told the He raid-Ie Hung he applied for the posiuon.
trustees have been searching for a superintendent to replace Bill Brown, who died of cancer in December
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Tho Canyon Cougar in the oacKQround appears to roar approval ol a dance routine oy junior varsity cneer leader hopefuls Jennifer Cornelius. Kneeling, KymHetley, center, and Criassidy Wilson. The tree were among many participating n hock tryouts, with tneir performances evaluated Oy current varsity cheerleaders, in preparation for this weeK s selection. Results should be announced at Canyon High School on Friday. (Photo by Erik Karisson)
Middleton feels financial expertise would aid CISD
ay SI EPHANit FERGUSON M«W0 Editor
A strong financial background is an asset Jim Middleton says he warns to bring to the Comal independent School Disuict Board of Trustees if he is elected in May.
"What I could bt mg to the system would be the kinds of things, judgment-wise, hat need U) be made on some of the big decisions coming up like taxing aud how we are gouig to apptoach spend- Middleton mg,’’ said Middleton, who lias lived rn he school district for four yeais.
"I spcui eight years rn die Pentagon ligating budget bailies with the U.S. Congress so I think I know a lot of the political ends and outs thai go along with the kinds of things we're going to be deaiuig with," Middleton said.
Middleton spent 21 years in the
U.S. Air Poi ce and now wont* lot USAA rn Son Antonio as a ^warning analyst. He also is an officer for the Academic Boustci Club ann Athletic Booster Club within the uisu ice He is married and has duce ciuldreu, in the eighth-, midi- and 12th grades.
Other candidates rn the race include school volunteer Connie antu and maih teacher Bryan W. Kraft. Incumbents who have filed to run agata are Tom Potter, Lee ikels md Cay "Spud" George.
On die trustee ballot art three positrons opui for three-year terms and one position for the one-year term left over from Caner Casteel’s term when she resigned lo become county judge. George was appointed last year to HU a year of that term and has Hied for the remaining one-year term. Cantu also has filed for the ouc-ycar term position.
Candidates must specify whether they will run for a three-year term or
the one-year term.
The deadline to file for a position on die board Is 5 pan. March 20,
Ken Armke of Opa's House, left, describes Hummel figurines and mel Committee, and Manard Ivy, Chamber chairman. (Photo by the historic art associated with them to David lamon, chairman of Frances Bridges) the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce’s special Hum- * '
Home sweet Hummel
Historic drawings may move to New Braunfels
By DAVID SULLENS Editor and PubUshar New Braunfels may become the permanent home of a famous historic art exhibit, according to Manard Ivy, chairman of the board of the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.
The exhibit would involve approximately 350 original paintings by Sister Bena Hummel.
The Hummel works were the basis for the famous Hummel figurines that are sought after by collectors throughout the world.
Ivy’s announcement came Monday at a press conference held in conjunction with the regular meeting of the Chamber’s board of directors.
The 350 original Hummel paintings and drawings are owned by the family of Jacques Natter. The contact with New Braunfels came about. Ivy said, through Sieglinde Smith of Fort Worth. Smith is a native of Germany and lived near the convent in Siesscn, Germany, where Sister Bena Hummel created her paintings and drawings.
Smith became enamored of New Braunfels when visiting the community in conjunction with Hummel promotions at Opa’s Ha us here.
Smith was a model for Sister Hummel and is "a proud owner of two original paintings.” Ken Armke of Opa’s Hails, a retail outlet for Hummel figurines, says Smith has become a
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celebrity among the hierarchy of the “Hummel Art World.”
“There are about 180,000 members of the M.l. Hummel Cub and about IO times that many collectors throughout the world. However, the overwhelming majority of these collectors are in the United States,” Armke said.
Ivy said a special Chamber committee including Ken Armke, Janelle Berger, Doyle Krueger, J.C. Reagan. Michael Meek, Tom Purdum and David Lamon has met with Nauer and his mother to negouate a preliminary agreement.
The Nauer family has agreed rn concept to locaung the collection in New Braunfels and will continue their commitment through 1991 on the condition that the Chamber make continued progress toward finding a suitable home for the Hummel Art Museum, according to Lamon, who
chairs the committee.
"The Chamber will be the facilitator while the Braunfels Foundation Trust will be the formal body that would actually have possession of the museum,” Ivy said.
Lamon said the location of the museum in New Braunfels would be a major coup for not only the city, but also for Texas and the nation.
“We intend to contact every possible source for the funds to acquire a 10,000-square-foot building thai would provide the security and environment for this invaluable an treasure. Hie facility must be at on appropriate location and the exterior finished in a Bavarian style to reflect its origin."
Lamon, a New Braunfels lawyer, sam the Chamber has briefed city and county officials as well as officials of the New Braunfels -An League and Historic Museum Association. The Chamber also will contact Senators Lloyd Bem-sen and Phil Gramm os well Congressmen Lamar Smith and Greg Laughlin in the search for (muling, Lamon said.
"We also will contact the various foundations thai are interested in preserving and exhibiting an and histonc artifacts, ’ he said. "We know Pus is a long shot, but us potential benefit to the community is too great not to make a run for IL"
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Staff Writer
AUSTIN — The House Environmental Affairs Committee began hearing testimony on Rep. Edmund Kuempel’s proposed legistion today that would place a two-year moratorium on the burning of hazardous wastes in cement kilns.
"It is up to us to find a way to solve the problem ... in a responsible manner,” Kuempel said about the burning of hazardous waste.
A number of New Braunfels citizens and industry persons testified an House Bill 420 during the hearing today.
Testimony was continuing at presstime.
David Wallace, president of the New Braunfels group Securing A Future Environment, said a lot of questions need to be answered an the technology of burning ruurnrdous waste in cement kilns before the prac-uce continues.
Kuempel said House Bill 420 was developed to give state lawmakers and regulatory agencies more time to study the relatively new technology*
He said the federal rules recently had been amended to include the regulation of cement kiln burning. Those rules are expected to become effective by June of this year.
The bill if passed, would place a ban on such burning for a period to ast unul Jan. 1,1993.
Woman killed in accident
A San Antonio woman died this morning otter tier car struck a tree tear Spring Branch, according to the Texas Department of Public Safely.
(Cohue Jane Lopez. 33, was southbound in a 1985 Honda on U.S. 281, me mile north of Spring Branch, wnen sac failed to negotiate a curve ai approximately 12:20 ion., said DPS Trooper Ron McCoy.
According to DPS reports, she was not wearing a seamen ai the time of the accident. Officials believe she fell asleep while driving.
Lopez was Tamponed from me -cene by tieucopier to Medical Center Hospital rn San Antonio. She wa* pronounced dead by Dr Philip Schauci at 4:26 a a n. as a rental of internal uiju-J Ties, au-ording to McCoy.